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Efforts to retain Sweden’s life science status

Helena Strigård

SwedenBIO and Lotta Ljungqvist, President and CEO of GE Nordics, have jointly gathered and led a working group with the purpose of strengthening Sweden’s international attractiveness and luminosity as a life science nation, and today, their policy proposal (an “inspel” to the national life science strategy and its implementation) was delivered to the Swedish government.

The broad support and commitment behind this work shows that it is an urgent matter, states SwedenBIO, the national non-profit association for the life science industry in Sweden, in their press release. The ecosystem is ready and the government needs to meet the demands with resources and clear signals in the national life science strategy, states the association.

An urgent matter

A number of players have been involved in this report; academia, incubators and science parks, research infrastructures, industry organizations, public investment and export promoting organizations and not least, capital market players. This indicate that the expectations on the government to make an effort in providing resources and creating conditions for a stronger international attractiveness are high, and that the ecosystem can not wait any longer for insight and action, states SwedenBIO.

Helena Strigård, Deputy Director General and VP Policy & PA of SwedenBIO, says in the press release that the commitment is there and it is broad but the government need to provide the prerequisites. Not least in the form of quickly provided resources to the promotion of investment and export and providing the life science strategy with a budget.

Read the policy proposals here!

Photo of Helena Strigård: SwedenBIO